Cardinal responds to the Minister G.L. Peiris’ letter

The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, has written to External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris requesting that the government fulfill certain conditions prior to meet to discuss about the Easter Attack Investigations, said Archbishop Cyril Gamini, Media Spokesman for the Archdiocese of Colombo.

“The Cardinal has sent a reply letter to Minister GL Peiris. In that letter, the Cardinal states that he is open to such discussions and meetings. But there are a few conditions that must be met.

He has clearly stated in that letter that the Cardinal will not participate in the discussion until those conditions are fulfilled. To build this credibility, the government will primarily need to begin implementing the recommendations made in the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter attacks.

What was read at a recent press conference by the Legal Director General of the Presidential Secretariat, as well as the statement made by the IGP, and some of the things contained in such statements have damaged that confidence rather than built up. That is why it is the duty and responsibility of the government to build this trust if we want to have a discussion like this. “

The media spokesman for the Archdiocese of Colombo, said this yesterday (01) regarding the Cardinal’s response to a letter sent by the Minister of External Affairs to GL Peiris requesting a discussion on the investigation into the Easter attack.



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